[802SEC] update on ITU's use of the term “4G” with respect to IMT-Advanced
Here is a followup regarding our letter <http://ieee802.org/16/liaison/#10_0120> on ITU's use of the term “4G” with respect to IMT-Advanced.
An ITU press release this week:
includes two paragraphs addressing the issue:
A highlight of these activities has been the recent decision of the ITU regarding the platform for the next generations of mobile broadband telecommunications, known as IMT-Advanced.
Following a detailed evaluation against stringent technical and operational criteria, ITU has determined that “LTE-Advanced” and “WirelessMAN-Advanced” should be accorded the official designation of IMT-Advanced. As the most advanced technologies currently defined for global wireless mobile broadband communications, IMT-Advanced is considered as “4G”, although it is recognized that this term, while undefined, may also be applied to the forerunners of these technologies, LTE and WiMax, and to other evolved 3G technologies providing a substantial level of improvement in performance and capabilities with respect to the initial third generation systems now deployed. The detailed specifications of the IMT-Advanced technologies will be provided in a new ITU-R Recommendation expected in early 2012.
My personal view is that this is a good outcome.
On 2010/11/27, at 08:59 AM, MJLynch@mjlallc.com wrote:
> Dear EC,
> IAW 9.2.1 of the Operations Manual, "IEEE 802 communications to government bodies shall not be released without prior approval by 2/3 of the Sponsor".
> The ballot return status is posted here:
> The results demonstrate that sufficient responses have been received to clearly decide the matter. Therefore, per the early close provision, the ballot is now approved and closed.
> This email is sent from the 802 Executive Committee email reflector. This list is maintained by Listserv.
>> Dear EC,
>> Paul Nikolich has delegated to me the conduct of an EC electronic ballot on the following motion.
>> Moved: "To approve document IEEE 802-18-10-0073-01 <http://preview.tinyurl.com/232hrwa> for distribution."
>> Moved: Lynch
>> Seconded: Marks
>> Start of ballot: 19 November 2010
>> Close of ballot: 29 November 2010, 11:59PM ET
>> Note: This is a revision of the document IEEE 802-18-10-0073-00 that was presented to the 802 EC on 12 November. It is intended to express concerns with ITU's recent usage of the term "4G." The revision addresses issues raised during the EC discussion. We request action soon so that we can proceed in a timely fashion.
>> Early close: As required in sub clause 184.108.40.206 'Electronic Balloting' of the IEEE project 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee (LMSC) Operations Manual, this is notice that, to ensure the release is provided in a timely manner, this ballot will close early once sufficient responses are received to clearly decide a matter.
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